I'd simply point all this out to someone who asked us to raise their kids. If they were happy for their kids to be raised in our religion, then cool (but in that case, I'd wonder why they weren't of our religion themselves!). More likely, they'd choose someone with a more compatible belief system, as well they should. My Catholic SIL and I are amicably agreed that neither of us will raise each other's children, because I couldn't in conscience bring her son up Catholic and she couldn't in conscience bring my daughter up Protestant. We're both OK with that, and didn't get into a knock-down-drag-'em-out religious debate about it or anything. It's just the way it is.
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Personally my religion is very important and my children would go to a friend or family member who holds it in the same importance.
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my mom has specifically stated that she would most likely take my children to her church (and as a compromise expose them to various different religions) and for that reason she is not the beneficiary in my will.
if i had a friend that was very specific about which religion she wanted her children raised with i would definitely take them to services and honor her wishes. however, they would be raised in my house where we are emphatically agnostic so there would be that dichotomy.
Fascinating question. I agree that it would be age dependent and also to some degree dependent on which religion/sect we are speaking of.
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Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ~ Buddha
I can't imagine anyone willing me to care for their kids and expecting anything else.
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